About me

LETTER FROM ME

Lauris Hounkpevi about image

START

My story goes back to the incredible courage and daring of the Amazons of Dahomey who created their own all-female battalion to fight against colonization It was in Benin, the country where I was born It is their legacy that I carry with me as I navigate through life and create my own.

PROCESS

Fashion ? It's not just because I was told I was beautiful. I embody the burning desire of a black model to instill fighting spirit and self-acceptance in all those who still doubt their natural potential. This leads me to always be 100%, and I think that this energy is felt, even contagious when I work.

CONCRETIZATION

That's probably why I am where I am today with a unique and elegant style in the many pages of magazines, in the biggest fashion cities and prestigious brands in Europe. I suffered. It changed me and probably propelled me towards my destiny. It is necessary to break the chains of poverty of this easy thought that makes people believe that being black is a handicap, that coming from below is a handicap. This social, patriarchal paradigm of white supremacy that has made us inferior must be banished from our thinking. Everyone must be free to create their own personality, to be free to express themselves, to accept themselves as a model, as a black model, and to invent their own version of beauty. That's what I want to transmit.

My motivational mantra every day

You become what you think and believe no matter how long it takes.

My favorite phrase

You can't be afraid to move forward

Trusted by average companies

LVMH
loficciel
birkenstock
kaltblut
loreal
byenabeauty

Works

Augustine Amsterdam + Antonelle Paris + Jellysmack + World Markets + Giorgio Armani beauty+ Any Di + l’oreal + Last cosmétique + Make up forever+ NBTC Amsterdam + Onskinery + Essence cosmetics+ Bata shoes + Fleuron Paris + Maison common Munich + Birkenstock + Benjamin benmoyal + Mallier Paris+ Marivie online shop+ Showroom petra MC Alpine+ Byena beauty+ Pistola + Nivea + Moet&chandon

Featured

Glamour germany + O magazine + Lucy’s +Vogue italia +It magazine + Citizen model +The opera magazine +Picton, L’officiel baltic +Kaltblut magazine +La botanica magazine +Ellements magazine +Malviemag, Sainteight magazine +Elegant magazine +Pumpmagazine + Cosmopolitan Roumania + Flanelle magazine + Assuré magazine + Vous magazine + Apricot magazine + Lyx magazine + Gmaro magazine

Social Media Influence

Kess Berlin + Lyvem the label + Estee Lauder + In hair care + victor Rolf + Atelier cologne + Gisou, Loungeunderwear + geekandgorgeous + bybibeaut + fourseasons hôtel + mondayswimwear + suncooParis + pimkie + nach bijoux + mawenaparis +seedtoskin + Trinny London

See In

Swiss Textile shows with June Basel + Berlin Fashion Week+ Netflix série ‘Emily in Paris saison 1 & 2’ + Clip Rayno vhs